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Kulpati Munshi Sadan,
5-9-1105, Basheerbagh,
King Koti Road,
Hyderabad - 500029
Email id: bvbhyd@rediffmail.com

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, founded by Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshiji in the year 1938, has been inculcating ethical, moral and spiritual values through institutions, departments and various activities. It was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan at Hyderabad in 1965. This was also Bhavan's first Kendra in the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. Kendra is engaged in various educational and cultural activities as under:-

  • Bhavan's Rajaji Sabhagruha (A.C. Auditorium) built in the year 1985 and later renovated in the year 2017 has a seating capacity of 800 members with centralized Air-condition system and Mono sound system. Stage is equipped with modern amenities.
  • Gita Mandir (Conference Hall) is having a capacity of 250 members and is utilised for meetings and conferences.
  • Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education & Information Technology is located in the premises of Bhavan's Hyderabad Kendra offering Job oriented free computer education to the members of the economically weaker sections of the society and Senior Citizens'. Till now, approximately 9,400 students have successfully completed the training programme.
  • Bhavans, Hyderabad Kendra in a tie-up with Indian Council for Astrological Sciences, Secunderabad Chapter - III is conducting one year Astrology courses (Jyotish Praveena (for beginners) & Jyotish Visharada) in the premises of Bhavan's Hyderabad Kendra (on Sundays). Around 600 Candidates have successfully undergone Jyotish Praveena and Jyothish Visharada courses in Astrology.
  • Yoga training classes is being conducted on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) for aspiring people to learn and practice yoga in daily life, including 'Chair Yoga'.
  • Organizing several cultural activities in association with many local organizations, in the Rajaji Sabhagruha (Auditorium). The Rajaji Sabhagruha at Hyderabad Kendra has a centralized Air-Conditioned system, thus making it a privileged Cultural and Social Platform in the City.
  • 'Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - Infosys Foundation Cultural outreach Programs' are organized to identify, preserve and promote Cultural talents of budding artists in Dance / Bhajans / Folk Art / Harikatha / Puppetry etc. The participants are talented artists with rural background belonging to economically weaker sections of the Society.
  • Bhavan's Publications division comprising approximately 1,000 titles of various categories of Books, like history, culture, epics, health, yoga, philosophy etc. for sales and distribution.
  • Workshops and guest lectures for Teachers of four Schools of Bhavan's are organised in the Kendra premises.
  • Kendra also organizes Bhavans Foundation Day, Kulapati Munshiji's and Rajaji's Birthday celebrations, Thyagaraja Aradhana, Yoga Day celebrations etc.
  • The overall supervision, coordination, administration and accounts, including legal issues related to four Bhavan's CBSE Schools in Hyderabad at the level of Vice Chairman and Hon. Secretary cum Hon. Treasurer of Hyderabad Kendra who functions as the Chairman of the School Management Committees of all four Schools.
  • Conducting In-House Training for the Principals and teachers of four Bhavan's Schools to comply with the requirements of CBSE Affiliation Byelaws which prescribe that every Principal and teachers should undergo 25 hours of Continuous Professional Development Training.

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Child Prodigy—India Book of Records Achiever

Shruthi Mummidi, a student of Nursery class from Bhavan’s Atmakuri Rama Rao School, received the ‘India Book of Records (IBR) Achiever’, a certificate from the India Book of Records that is affiliated to the Asia Book of Records and follows the Asian protocol of records, for her exceptional talent in identifying flags and naming
183 (UN-recognised countries) and recalling the capitals of 28 states of India. This child prodigy can also recite 12 shlokas and 9 Vemana Padyalu, sing the National Song of India and can also sing Krishna Bhajans. Shruthi Mummidi received an appreciation letter from IBR on January 25, 2024.

Champion Bee

Mast. Animesh Panigrahi of Class IX received National Championship in Mind Wars Spell Bee India 2024 competition conducted by ZEE Mind Wars, held at New Delhi on January 29, 2024. Eight students from all over India participated in the National Grand Finale and Mast. Animesh represented the Southern Region and won the National Championship. He was awarded Championship Trophy, Certificate and a cash Prize of Rs.1 lakh.

Times Inter School Quiz Competition

A school team from Bhavan’s Public School (Vidyashram), Jubilee Hills, comprising Animesh Panigrahi (Class 9), Sutej Reddy (Class 9) and Arnav (Class 8) bagged the first prize at the fifth edition of the Times Inter School Quiz Competition 2023-24. 144 teams comprising 9000 students from 72 city schools participated in the quiz competition presented by WOXEN University. Bhavan’s Public School’s team was awarded a cheque for Rs.1 lakh on January 18, 2024.

Annual School Exhibition

The Annual School Exhibition was organised on December 28, 2023, in Bhavan’s Public School (Vidyashram), Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The theme was ‘Science and Technology for Society’.
Dr. C.V.S. Kiran, Director R&D and Strategic Initiative, Skyroot Aerospace, Dr. Nishanth Singh, Pulmonologist, Continental Hospitals, and Sri Prabhakar, Vice President, Telangana Science Fair Academy (TSFA) and Resource Person for Telangana State Bureau of Indian Standards, were ‘Guests of Honour’ for the special day.
The students of Std. 2 and 11 participated enthusiastically and made the projects with a problem statement, explaining the solution for the same, which impressed everyone. The judges, parents, grandparents and students of neighbouring schools visited the exhibition and commended the creative, innovative ideas presented by the budding Bhavanites.

Science Workshop

A Science Workshop was held on November 21, 2023, by Bhavan’s Hyderabad Kendra. As many as 32 Science teachers from NIRD (National Institute of Rural Development), Bhavan’s Atmakuri Rama Rao School (BVBARRS) Bhavan’s Vidyashram and Bhavan’s Public School at BHEL participated in a workshop conducted by Smt. Sreedevi Subramaniam, HOD, Science Dept. of Bhavan’s Public School, Jubilee Hills (BVBPSJH), on the topic, ‘Assessment and Evaluation’. Many teachers expressed the view that making question papers became easier after listening to the speaker. Also, Smt. Prasanna Lakshmi, a Teacher from BVBARRS conducted a workshop for the teachers on the topic ‘Experiential Learning’, which had offered insights into the methods of teaching. Overall, it was an excellent opportunity for the junior teachers to interact with the senior teachers and the subject experts and enrich their teaching skills.

Math Workshop

Bhavan’s Hyderabad Kendra organised a Math Workshop as a part of an In-House Training Programme for mathematics teachers of four Bhavan’s schools under Hyderabad Kendra, on ‘Misconceptions in Mathematics’ and ‘How to improve slow learners in Mathematics’, on December 16, 2023, with Smt. C. Anuradha and Shri. V. Nagendra Reddy as resource persons.

Instances of misconception and how to help children overcome them and how to help slow learners was extensively discussed through a PowerPoint Presentation. Participants had many opportunities to share their experiences. Working models and activity cards on various topics were shown to the participants. The workshop was informative and well-structured.

Munshi’s Birthday Celebration

On December 30, 2023, Kulapati Munshi’s Birthday was celebrated at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad Kendra, bringing together the academic community of the four Bhavan’s schools.
The event hosted by BVBARRS comprised of a kaleidoscope of artistic expressions, featuring a Welcome Dance paying homage to Munshi’s timeless ideals, a ‘Nukkad Natak’ vividly portraying Munshiji’s dream of collective progress, while the ‘Burrakatha’ skilfully encapsulated the essence of his life. A melodic rendition of a song, ‘Jayaho Bharathiya Samskruthi’ added to the cultural extravaganza, enriching the celebration further. It is noteworthy here to mention that the songs, the nukkad natak and the burrakatha were penned and composed by the teachers of Bhavan’s Atmakuri School. The event included the chanting of Vishnu Sahasranamam, a spiritual homage to invoke the Lord’s blessings.
The programme was covered and telecast by the T.V. channel ‘V6’.

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